Doyle’s recent abscence

DMZ · June 27, 2005 at 8:34 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Doyle’s sat out a couple of Tacoma Rainiers games, prompting speculation that he’s hurt. No big deal, he’s got a stiff neck, should be back soon. I attribute this directly to many commenters here using another name for this fine young man, and pledge to take this as the cosmic warning it was clearly intended to be.


57 Responses to “Doyle’s recent abscence”

  1. j-dawg on June 28th, 2005 6:27 pm

    i think that everyone who feels the need to point out that using “doyle” in place of the guy’s real name is ridiculous, need to find a couple strategically placed mirrors and take a gander at that giant stick that’s planted firmly between their cheeks.

    quit taking yourself so seriously. good lord.

  2. hit and run on June 29th, 2005 3:07 am

    From a site that in every other area preaches baseball reality, discourages homerism and tells us to not get overly excited when we see short term success stories; this superstition with Snelling IS rediculous.

    Nothing wrong with a little humor but when you carry on something like this so long it leaves new viewers confused. Especially when you force it on others. What is next, a code name for every player in the organization?

  3. Paul Smith on June 29th, 2005 6:45 am

    re: 46


  4. j-dawg on June 29th, 2005 10:26 am

    yep. there it is again. the big giant stick. that’s gonna hurt to extract.

  5. DMZ on June 29th, 2005 10:36 am

    I gotta say… yeah.

    This is sports and fandom, we’re supposed to be having fun. I think it’s kinda cool to pull for Doyle as hard as I can, and because I can’t go out there and act as his bodyguard and throw myself in front of beanballs or anything, I made this joke about not naming him for protection. And you can think it’s funny, or not, but we’re all fans, we all watch baseball because we’re fans… there’s no need to take this so seriously. That I’m paranoid about his name is supposed to be part of the joke: that after so much hurt to my favorite prospect, I’m jumpy when someone *says his name out loud*.

    That’s all. We’re in this to have fun. If you have to consider me (us) a little crazy because you think this is nutty, well, that’s cool. I’m sure it’ll be over soon enough.

  6. hit and run on June 30th, 2005 2:08 am

    I appreciate the tone of your response far more than I do number 54. In fact I think numbe 54 should think about whether he is complying with the spirit of the posting guidelines for this site.

    Some one doesn’t agree with your point of view so they need something extracted? Yeah that’s the kind of posts we need to see more of on USS Mariner.

  7. j-dawg on June 30th, 2005 8:43 am

    ok. i’ll leave this thread now and return to my baseball-related lurking. after all these months of reading and enjoying, what finally urged me to post was exactly this.

    i don’t care if you agree or not, in fact it’s probably more fun when you don’t. i just wish people wouldn’t take themselves so seriously and take BLOGGING so damn personally. so let’s be clear. i don’t actually think you have a giant stick in your tooshie-area. i think you’re a nice person, who holds a silly point of view, but is perfectly entitled to that point of view. is it ok for me to say that?

    what i said in both 51 and 54 probably wasn’t all that nice, it certainly won’t earn me a citizenship certificate and an ice cream cone for good behaviour, but it also wasn’t exactly mean-spirited either, i’m just trying to point out that it’s NOT THAT BIG OF A FRIGGIN DEAL. loosen up. drink a beer, if that’s your way of coping. take a walk, get some fresh air, WATCH A BASEBALL GAME and enjoy yourself.

    USSM is great. i dig it in a million ways. sorry for poking a stick at the little squirming bit of drama. i’ll only talk baseball from now on.

    good lord.